I think that sometimes once they get their name known, they get stupid in the head. Just because I`ve heard of Dave Ramsey before... I still wouldn`t pay NEAR that much for a ticket. I`ve worked in that field before, and I`ll tell you, much above 150 per ticket, and people start getting fidgitey about losing their money for a conference... mind you 150 a day (so for a three day even, that would be $350) ... I don`t know, I just honestly dont believe that they should TRY to sell that high-priced of a seminar unless they have already held a cheaper/free one, and then possibly even sold you a "start-up kit" of some sort for whatever business they are working in.
I think it`s funny that this story`s pricing aligns so closely with yours TJG...
Personally, I don`t think that a lot of those people who hold these seminars are anywhere near as "for the little guy" as they make themselves out to be! Want some examples? How about Russ Whitney to start off the list! I went to one of his seminars, before everyone knew his name... and they said over and over, they were sorry that he was not able to make it, that he had some other business he had to take care of. Amazingly, when my wife went out to the bathroom, she ran into none other than... you guessed it -- Russ Whitney! He was lurking in the hallway, waiting for people to purchase his "enhanced seminar kit" for $5,000!!! (You would get a three hour seminar with him, and a kit of ten "cheater books", as well as a one year 24/7 800 number to call his help if you had problems!)
Needless to say, my wife came in and told me about it, so I called them out by saying that it was a shame that Mr. Russ Whitney couldn`t make it to the seminar. (This was at the end of the first one.) They then smiled and polietely informed us that Mr/ Whitney`s plans had changed, and he was going to be the "highlight" speaker for the upgraded program, and they would be happy to let us pay by credit card, or even call-in for a private loan so we could stay for the following three hours with Mr. Whiteny. (They wanted $10,000 for three hours for me and my wife!!!) Needless to say, we politely refused, and walked out laughing about it all the way.
I`ve learned, most of those "well known" people are well known because they have no morals, and their entire marketing focus is simply to bring them more name recognition and their entire program is designed to make them richer, without any care for who`s lives they ruin in the process... caring my butt, they read from cue cards, and are about as realistic in their desire to see you succeed, as the typical car dealer is in trying to save you money on your next car!
Sorry to sound off, but this kind of persn really gets me... giving a bad name to entrepreneurs everywhere due to their greed, and double-talking, multi-standard ideaology. I don`t like them, and in my opinion, they`ve all but made seminar`s credibility non-existant.
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